Monday, 28 January 2013

November 22, 2012 - Pin It Down

Hello Everyone,

I have decided to send out a ‘Tech Tidbit’ at the end of every week in hopes that it might stir some interest in the technology options which are available for your interest, and for use in classrooms.

This week I’m starting off with an unusual one - the website ‘Pinterest’.  If you haven’t had a chance to sign up (for free!), I would recommend that you have a browse and see if it is right for you. It is a fantastic place to find new and interesting teaching resources and organization ideas. 

The home page shows images of recent ‘pins’ by members, which you can ‘re-pin’  to one of your boards or click to find the original website for more information.  Once you have joined, you can begin to create your own boards and choose the subject/topic you would like to store there.  From the home page you can click on ‘categories’ at the top which will open a drop down menu of general areas you can explore (i.e. education).  If you would like to be more specific, there is a search text box on the upper left hand corner (i.e. Daily 5).  ‘Pinning’ is not limited to the items on their website however. You can download the ‘Pin It’ button to your web browser task bar, and if you come across an interesting idea while searching the internet, you simply click the button and choose the image you would like and which board you would like it to go to and it is saved for later. 

I know that it is rather unusual to use Pinterest as a teaching resource, however I have found it to be a great source of information.  You can view my Pinterest boards to get an idea of what it is about at:  If you have any questions about this or other technology items please feel free to contact me.


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